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Every day, Kiva connects thousands of people to borrowers and partner institutions around the world, working together to create opportunity and alleviate poverty. It only takes $25 to get started.
General StoreUgandaRosette is 38 years old and lives in the town of Nansana in the Kampala region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, with two of them currently in school. For t...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorRoberto needs more capital to invest in farming. He will buy fertilizer, herbicides and seeds in order to cultivate corn and squash. In this way he will continue to have pr...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanBano Bibi is the age of 30; she is the mother of two children. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband is a rickshaw driver by profession. He has been running an auto r...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaLina is a 34 year old single woman with 2 children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has 2 years experience with this business. L...Read their story >
Clothing SalesColombiaJavier lives in Rionegro and sells clothing in the nearby neighborhoods. He has been doing this for two years, selling door to door. He will be able to buy more merchan...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Julie, combat poverty daily by making small loans to borrowers around the world. We believe in fair access to affordable capital for people to improve their own lives.
Often only a relatively small amount of money stands in the way of Kiva borrowers and their dreams. Whether it’s a Kenyan farmer who needs $500 in order to double her grain production, or a young Bolivian woman who lacks the $1,500 tuition for nursing school, Kiva lenders provide a hand up to these and countless other borrowers.
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